by Eric Ulrich
A letter to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Southern District of New York:
I write today to respectfully request that your office commence a investigation into the misuse of federal funds awarded to the city of New York to rebuild homes in communities still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. As the Wall Street Journal reported last week, the NYC Build It Back program is about $500 million over budget,
As an elected official who represents several neighborhoods severely impacted by the storm, I am absolutely appalled by these figures given the small number of homes Build It Back has elevated or repaired to date. I believe the gross mismanagement of these funds by the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery warrants an immediate investigation.
I thank you in advance for your time and attention to this matter.
Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park)
City Council member